Watch Onward for Free With a Disney+ Trial: Here’s How | IGN

If you haven’t yet gotten yourself a Disney+ subscription, there’s no time like the present. Onward, the latest Disney Pixar movie (already available to purchase digitally for a while now) is streaming on Disney+ beginning right now, and if you sign up for a free Disney+ trial, you can watch it for free.

If you want to keep Disney+, the service is $6.99, and includes every Disney show and movie you can imagine, all available on-demand, and is the exclusive streaming home for future Disney movies.

If you’re on the fence, or you just want to stream all of season 1 of The Mandalorian for free and watch Onward in your free time, (or watch all the Marvel movies in one massive, manic week), you can also sign up for a 7-day Disney+ free trial. Better still you can stream the entirety of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and decide if you want to keep your subscription to see the final season to its end.

If you decide you like Disney+, you can add it to your existing Hulu or ESPN+ subscription as by following the simple steps below.

Here’s the TL;DR version of signing up for ad-free Hulu as part of the Disney+ bundled package:

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How Long Is the Disney Plus Free Trial?

The free period for Disney+ is 7 days, which is plenty of time to binge the entire run of The Mandalorian and gorge yourself on all the other Disney content available on the service. After 7 days, it converts to $6.99 a month if you just get the base Disney+ package. The Hulu and ESPN+ bundles add to the price, but bundling ends up saving you money versus subscribing to them separately.

How to Sign Up for Disney Plus Bundle With Ad-Free Hulu

Signing up for the bundle is as easy as following the instructions on the sign-up page. If you don’t already have one of the other services, it’s the easiest way to get yourself started with all three. However, the Hulu sub in the bundled deal is by default the base Hulu subscription, rather than the commercial-free $11.99 version (which I personally feel is worth the extra couple bucks).

If you want to upgrade your Disney+ and Hulu bundle to the superior ad-free version, sign up for ad-free Hulu BEFORE you sign up for the Disney+ bundled deal. From there, choose the $11.99 version with no ads, or upgrade your existing Hulu subscription package. I cannot stress enough how much better Hulu is with no ads, so it’s really worth the extra $6 a month.

There are two ways to upgrade to the more expensive, $11.99 version: you can sign up separately for the commercial-free version as explained above, or you can visit your Hulu account page and upgrade from there.

Can I Upgrade my Hulu Account If I Subscribed Through the Disney Plus Bundle?

The bad news is you CANNOT upgrade to ad-free Hulu if you subscribe through the Disney+ bundled deal. According to Hulu’s help page, if you create a new Hulu account and are billed through Disney+ “you won’t be able to switch to a different Hulu plan or sign up for any add-ons.” The bottom line is if you want ad-free Hulu you need to create the account before you sign up for the Disney+ bundled deal.

How to Sign Up for the Disney+ Bundle If You Already Have Hulu or ESPN+

It’s extremely easy to get the bundle if you’re already subscribed to one of the other services. Visit the Disney+ bundle sign-up page and use the same email address you use for your Hulu or ESPN+ account. That’s it!

Disney+ will then credit you $5.99 for your existing Hulu account and “a credit against the bundle price in an amount equal to the effective monthly price of your existing subscription.” If you’re a monthly ESPN+ subscriber, that means you’ll get credited an additional $4.99 a month too. The important thing is you sign up for Disney+ with the same email address as the other two. Do that, and your monthly bill will be reduced.

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Should I Get the Bundle if I Don’t Want ESPN+?

If you subscribe to Disney+ and Hulu separately, you’re paying $12.98, so for literally just a penny more you can bundle it and get ESPN+. I’m a fan of ESPN+ for the simple fact it has Formula 1 racing, the entire 30 for 30 documentary series, and classic boxing matches like Ali vs. Frasier: The Thrilla in Manilla. It also gives you access to streaming UFC events and PPVs at a reduced cost, if that’s your thing. I’m not going to change your mind if you have zero tolerance for all sports, but it’s essentially the exact same price, so… why not sign up for the full bundle?

Where to Watch Disney+

If you’ve gone through the steps and now have ad-free Hulu with your Disney+ subscription, you’re ready to watch it on basically anything with a screen. That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but only slightly. Almost every modern smart 4K TV can run Disney+, or you can just watch it in-browser on your PC. You can also stream Disney+ on 4 different devices simultaneously, so if you have a large family, you’re free to install the app and use your account across your household.

Once you’ve watched the movie, check out this (spoiler-y) deleted scene from Onward.
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